The ‘Google’ Archives
Posted April 23, 2015 by

Download and Delete Your Google Search History

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Here is why you should think twice before you log in to Google Chrome or use Gmail.  If you do either of those, then Google can associate your search history with your name. If you do not, Google can still track you, but it might not always be able to associate your name and email […]

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Posted April 12, 2015 by

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer

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While browsing the web with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, many users have experienced latency issues and have complained about videos and web pages loading slowly. The best solution to this problem is to disable the hardware acceleration setting which is available in the three major browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome.

Posted March 26, 2015 by

How to Measure Distance with Google Maps

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Using Google Maps to calculate the distance between two points is simple and this tutorial explains how.

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Posted February 6, 2015 by

Google Sheets: How to Work with Dates

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You can use some basic date functions in Google Sheets to work with dates and use date math. Dates in spreadsheets are numbers, which means you can add and subtract them.  Do not think of them as strings of text such as “10 January 2015.” If you treat dates as strings of text, then using […]

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Posted January 22, 2015 by

Enhance Your Privacy and Security Settings in Google Chrome

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Google Chrome is currently the reigning champ of the web browser war, but it is not optimally pre-configured. Follow the steps in this tutorial to use Chrome’s expanded settings to power up the performance and increase the degree of security.

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Posted January 9, 2015 by

How to Use Chrome Incognito Mode

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Google has come under much criticism for using your personal data for advertising and tracking.  In a gesture addressed toward their many critics, Google has added a private browsing feature to Chrome called incognito mode that can help you opt out of tracking. It works, but only for a very short duration.  Web pages can still […]

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Posted January 4, 2015 by

How to Back Up Google Docs

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If you are like me, you worry that Google or Microsoft will lose the documents you store there in the cloud.  They have never lost anything of mine, so far.  However, if something goes wrong with your system, are you sure they will be able to recover it?  Just to be safe, I make a […]

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Posted December 6, 2014 by

How to Write Gmail Filters

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You depend on your email for your social life and work, so it is quite annoying when someone sends you junk mail. Your phone beeps that you have mail, but the message is nothing important that you need to read. Fortunately, you can deal with junk email messages when you use Gmail with filters. Here […]

Posted November 27, 2014 by

How Do I Open Links Using Chrome from Android Facebook App?

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Whenever you open a link from your Facebook app, the app will try to load the webpage using its built-in browser, not the one that you set as the default on your phone (e.g., Chrome). This behavior could cause a lot of frustration because the Facebook app’s built-in browser lacks a lot of important features. […]

Posted November 6, 2014 by

How Do I Take Wide Selfies Using My Galaxy Note 4?

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One of the more popular uses of smartphones is their ability to capture photos instantly and conveniently. The presence of a front camera on phones allows users to take photos of themselves while seeing the results on the front screen. This gave birth to the term “selfie.” One common problem with taking selfies is that you […]

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